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Falcoholinks: All the Falcons news you need for Wednesday, Feb. 26

Fact: Dan Quinn doesn’t freshly squeeze his orange juice

NFL Combine - Day 2

Happy Wednesday, Falcoholics! It’s been an interesting week and we’re only 50 percent done. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and grab the closest adult beverage. You can do this. We believe in you.

Our links now come in a variety on new flavors including “original,” “mint” and “honey barbecue.”

NFL Draft

Head coach Dan Quinn has a pipe dream that involves Chase Young somehow plummeting to the Falcons at 16. Well keep dreamin’ Dan, because it’s not happening.

The Combine is finally getting underway this week. You won’t want to miss Kevin Knight’s cornerback preview. And speaking of the Combine, take a look at our day one recap. (Don’t read this if you have small hands and you’re sensitive about it.)

Free agency

The Falcons may have to navigate uncertainty around the new CBA as they look to fill out their roster. But alas, that’s life.

It sounds like the Falcons have no plans to stop De’Vondre Campbell and Austin Hooper from hitting free agency. To be clear, just so there’s no misunderstanding, the Falcons have no intention of re-signing their Pro Bowl tight end that works his butt off and has fantastic rapport with the franchise quarterback. No intention whatsoever.

This and that

Take a look back at 2019’s best moments, if you’re so inclined. Also, if you’re into this kind of thing, Quinn gave us an update on recovering strong safety Keanu Neal.

Believe it or not, Falcons edge Takk McKinley is headed into the 4th year of his rookie deal. We learned yesterday that the Falcons aren’t pursuing Takk’s 5th year option, which means 2020 could be his last year as a Falcon. That’s not how either side probably wanted things to work out, and the Falcons could certainly extend Takk down the road. But it’s an interesting turn of events nonetheless.